Moto

French Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Jenn M.
    "Yes, the date cake is amazing - and good with a black and tan!"(30 Tips)
    Chase T.
    "As many others have said, the house eggs are fantastic."(4 Tips)
    refinery29
    "Warm Lentil Salad"(3 Tips)
    Keith C.
    "Get the warm date cake & Young's Chocolate Stout for desert."(2 Tips)
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  • Mara B.
    Mara BinudinNovember 15, 2014
    Love the aesthetic and intimate atmosphere. Feels like time travel. The music playing was really good too. Not loud so you can still have good conversations. Great to bring visiting friends.
  • Stribling & Associates
    Marked only by a rusty bike above the door, this triangle-shaped spot under the J train may be hard to find but it's worth the hunt. At night, expect live music & long lines. The date cake is a must!
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    Crouched under the JMZ train and marked by a rusty bicycle above the door, it’s easy to mistake this odd eatery as an abandoned dive bar for sea captains. Big mistake. Read more
  • Mikolaj S.
    Mikolaj SzaboSeptember 30, 2012
    This is one of the most extraordinary places I've ever been eating at. Fantastic atmosphere, and the food is simple and amazing. It's like lunch at grandma. Also it's very friendly and welcoming!
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    What to order: Olives & Walnuts in Pomegranate Molasses, Spicy Tomato Soup, Warm Lentil Salad, Mac'n'Cheese, Warm Date Cake, and Homemade Chocolate Pudding. Read more
  • Mark S.
    Mark SperryFebruary 7, 2010
    My favorite restaurant. Oddly located on Broadway in Brooklyn, this quiet spot is quick to impress with it's cozy interior and well above average food. Plus the occasional live music is a major plus. Read more
  • Claire E.
    Claire EvanoffMay 19, 2014
    One of those spots that reminds you why you live where you live. Delicious menu and cozy live music aside, Martin Scorsese directed a Chanel ad here in 2010. You can just picture it.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SMay 22, 2013
    Really good food and wine selection. Not a lot of space, but that could be a good thing if you want an excuse to get a little closer to your date. https://www.facebook.com/BonfireApp
  • Roman M.
    Roman MarkhFebruary 13, 2011
    The date cake was pretty good, as was the mac & cheese. I would recommend staying away from the wine selection as their "glasses of wine" should more suitably be called "shot glasses."
  • Boris J.
    Boris JonesApril 8, 2015
    Dark, intimate pub & parlor style restaurant and bar, serving hearty food with a delicate twist. The vibes are chill, and the music is always good and sometimes live. Read more
  • Chase T.
    Chase TurnerOctober 5, 2010
    An absolute gem. Possibly my favorite restaurant in New York. As many others have said, the house eggs are fantastic. For dinner the Fonduta is a great place to start.
  • BordeauxWines
    BordeauxWinesFebruary 17, 2012
    Tap into your inner creative self with a glass of Bordeaux in this surreal artist’s café in Williamsburg. Your taste buds, and other senses, will thank us.
  • Experiences
    ExperiencesAugust 10, 2012
    The baked eggs are pretty killer. So are the grilled donuts — we don't even CARE about that rumor that they're just Entenmann's toasted a Foreman grill.
  • Kellan E.
    Kellan EAugust 23, 2009
    Great on a cold night, with live music, warm food, and a Guiness&champagne cocktail. Avoid for brunch and on hot and sticky days (like today!)
  • Amy P.
    Amy ParsonsAugust 11, 2013
    Sit near the door to be close to the band and have a great view of the street under the elevated subway. Great date spot!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PyatetskyJuly 9, 2015
    Extremely charming and cozy. Perfect date spot. Don't remember all the food, but remember being quite pleased with subtlety of interesting flavors.
  • Dan
    DanOctober 23, 2009
    There is a secret about this place and I'm not telling. Everything on the menu is amazing. You will not have a bad time here. Read more
  • Zane L.
    Zane LattaFebruary 23, 2011
    Definitely a surprising gem in this part of BK. Would be a great place to take a date on a night with live music...
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MarsdenSeptember 13, 2011
    This place is my favorite. Great music, food, atmosphere and the date cake really is tastier than you could ever imagine.
  • Wendella
    WendellaNovember 2, 2010
    the house eggs for weekend brunch, divine! and a breakfast beer? that's Guiness and a shot of espresso........just right!
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PalacioAugust 19, 2010
    The date cake is to die for. Best atmosphere in NYC, hands down. LIke walking into the movie The Triplets of Belleville.
  • Sally R.
    Loved the atmosphere here. Candle lit with live music and tasty food. What more could you ask?!
  • Owen I.
    Owen IversonJanuary 8, 2015
    The food is great, and its rarely crowded. The kale salad is huge and delicious.
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandAugust 31, 2013
    Live music, quiet place, food is ok but nothing incredible... I will not cross the bridge again to come here
  • Danny W.
    Danny WenOctober 9, 2010
    Old timey live music starts at 9pm during the week so get there a bit early and stay for the tunes!
  • Abe S.
    Abe StanwayFebruary 3, 2015
    Candelit tables, aged wood floor, mechanical fans...this is the sexiest cafe in Brooklyn, hands down.
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZhangJune 17, 2015
    Honestly I keep coming back because of the decor and atmosphere. The food is just average, date cake aside.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinAugust 13, 2014
    Inside, it feels like the smaller South Williamsburg cousin of Five Leaves. And sweet baby Jesus, that date cake may be the best dessert in all of NYC.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Erik K.
    Erik KarffJanuary 16, 2010
    A great little restaurant with an unforgettable atmosphere, good food and occasional old timey music - enojy! Read more
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca C.July 26, 2012
    The place is nice, but the food was terrible: frozen food mostly! Awful service. NYC is full of nice places, don't waste your time here.
  • naveen
    naveenMay 31, 2015
    the sausage ragout is delicious and great for a late night meal when you're hungry
  • Miles F.
    Miles FitzgeraldNovember 3, 2013
    Cute sort of French place with live jazzy music. Food is good, service can be better.
  • Josh N.
    Josh NeurothFebruary 23, 2012
    The date cake is amazing, small enough for one person but still big enough to share.
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah KFebruary 25, 2011
    The fondue isn't fondue, but it's delicious. Fantastic atmosphere with some lovely live music. Yep!
  • Carley
    CarleyMarch 23, 2013
    One of my favorite spots in BK. Grilled cinnamon donuts and a latte, always divine on a Saturday morning!
  • Wendy A.
    Wendy AugustinNovember 30, 2013
    Great food, friendly staff, romantic atmosphere. They have add on groupon
  • Keith C.
    Keith CorwinMarch 28, 2010
    Fonduta for appetizer. Get the warm date cake & Young's Chocolate Stout for desert.
  • Miko M.
    Miko MercerNovember 29, 2009
    this is a great spot off the beaten path. great food, drink and live music too.
  • Summer K.
    Summer KamigakiNovember 13, 2014
    Tiny, adorable, usually has live music, and the food is really good.
  • Patricia Dale L.
    Patricia Dale LidisJuly 20, 2013
    You'll be tempted to try the chocolate desserts- but trust me when I say the Date Cake is delectable.
  • Amy H.
    Amy HoNovember 22, 2015
    Cute place for hang out. Get the dessert! Creepy guy asking for $$$
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SamsonDecember 29, 2010
    House Eggs for the win! Great coffee, great mimosas, best service in Brooklyn.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoApril 11, 2015
    Cute spot, good for dates or small groups. Nothing over the top.
  • Esty S.
    Esty SteinAugust 7, 2010
    Coolest bathroom ever. Can make veggie options vegan and has live music.
  • Alicia F.
    Alicia FowlerApril 23, 2015
    Cozy romantic feeling spot! Cash only, but totally worth it
  • Oliver F.
    Oliver FiegelNovember 22, 2015
    OK, overall it's a nice spot. But.. They copied the five leaves burger. I am a little upset..
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MorrisseyOctober 9, 2010
    Yes, the date cake is amazing - and good with a black and tan!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RodriguezJuly 8, 2013
    Food is always good. Sadly tonight they were missing quite a few items from the menu :(
  • Buddha Liao
    Buddha LiaoSeptember 28, 2012
    Gonna pile on and also recommend the date cake. Delectable.
  • laura r.
    laura rubinAugust 17, 2012
    Nice atmosphere but don't come hungry - the portions are small
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